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2022 Annual Appeal – Our Student’s Wellbeing

We are appealing to our incredible college community for support to raise $50,000 to create an outdoor sensory space at each of our college campuses; Warragul, Leongatha and Pakenham.  As a school that caters to students with mental health conditions such as anxiety, wellbeing is a key cornerstone in our approach to learning. The outdoor sensory spaces will be a powerful way to support our students to thrive, delivering both short-term relief and long-term benefits.

These special spaces allow our students to:

  • Be empowered to take control when everything seems out of control
  • Have a safe space to retreat to outside of the classroom
  • Self-regulate and self-soothe
  • Connect with nature
  • Engage in physical activity

For our teaching staff, the sensory spaces will provide an additional resource for responding to students in times of distress. This resource has never been more important than now, with a national study from the University of Melbourne demonstrating a significant decline in the wellbeing of students following COVID-19. Together we can help turn uncertain times into certain outcomes, by involving the students in the development of these special spaces.

Every dollar counts. With the end of the financial year approaching, we remind you that any gift over $2 is tax-deductible and 100% of donations raised will contribute to the development of project. Your generosity will be supporting a project that will create a positive impact in the lives of many young people who are already overcoming challenges to give education a second chance.

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As Community College Gippsland is registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient, all donations of $2 or more can be considered tax-deductible donations.

If you have any questions, phone us on (03) 5622 6000, or email 

We encourage you to share this appeal with family, friends or others who can see the power in this important project.